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Vivid Studio Insider For June 1, 2012

 ALLIE HAZE: I LOVE SEX RELEASING IN JUNE -- Allie Haze: I Love Sex, Vivid’s latest tease-and-please showcase movie for the sultry and gorgeous star, will be released online on vivid.com June 5th and in stores across the country on June 12th. The movie more than lives up to its title, as Allie demonstrates once again the reasons she has won numerous awards in recent months, including honors by XRCO, Night Moves magazine, TLAraw.com and XCritic.com. Says Allie: "My fans know I like to please them and that I don't just like sex, I truly love it! My I Love Sex movie proves this once again, as fans get to see me enjoying myself in a car, in a barn, on a picnic table and by a horse stable, among other locations. I had some amazing partners, both male and female, who turned me on wherever I was."  The cast of "Allie Haze: I Love Sex" also includes Cassandra Nix, Megan Foxx, Sasha Sweet, Billy Glide, James Deen, Tommy Pistol and Xander Corvus. The Australian edition of Penthouse reviewed another Allie Haze film in its July issue, calling True Sex “smoking hot” and giving it four stars.

STEVEN HIRSCH ASKS ON HUFFINGTON POST: "IS PORN AN ACCEPTABLE CAREER OPTION"  --  Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch has a new article on The Huffington Post that asks the question, “Is porn an acceptable career option?”  Steven writes that recent events show porn fulfilling predictions of becoming mainstream entertainment and perhaps even becoming a possible career choice. Steven writes: “It's been frequently reported that porn has permeated the mainstream entertainment scene.  A number of recent events convince me that this is actually happening." He notes the decision by Nadya "Octomom" Suleman to shoot a solo masturbation video, noting: "Three years ago she rejected a $1-million offer Vivid made to her to star in an x-rated film. She told Oprah Winfrey that no matter how hard up for cash she was, the idea that she would appear in an adult movie was 'completely unfathomable.' Today no one is surprised that she seems to be embracing porn, and there is little public backlash about her decision. The only controversy seems to be over her poor financial planning, not the method by which she's solving her money problems. Was Octomom's porn decision part of a new norm? Is doing explicit films to pay the bills now seen as a viable and acceptable option?" 

Steven also cites the case of Chyna, the former world champion professional wrestler, who has made two successful x-rated videos for Vivid, and the studio’s "blockbuster sex videos with celebrities ranging from Kim Kardashian to Montana Fishburne and from Kendra Wilkinson to Phil Varone. There's plenty of interest in these explicit videos, but rarely censure. And sometimes, as in the case of Kim Kardashian, a sex tape leads to an empire."  In the article Steven recalls that when he founded Vivid in 1984 "adult films were considered taboo and as a result, it wasn't easy for the public to access our movies. Today, Vivid and other adult studios have highly popular websites where their videos are sold 24/7 -- either for delivery at home in discreet packaging or for immediate download to the customer's computer. National retail chains sell our DVDs and hotels offer our movies to customers. Perhaps we are growing as a society, on some levels at least. And one day, when Octomom tells her children what she did to help support them, they're sure to have 14 different opinions... but hopefully disapproval won't be one of them." 

 PHIL VARONE XCRITIC INTERVIEW – XCritic.com has posted a new interview with rock star Phil Varone in which he discusses his new swinger video series, Swinging American Style.  “I’ve been in the lifestyle for many years and wanted to show what real people swingers do when they get together. The first one is called Texas F*ck'em. I had some friends over the house and we played the swinger version of Poker. The people in the series are actual swingers and most are my friends for many years. I love the non-porn look of it. I think porn gets too polished and boring and I just wanted to make something that looks like it would if you filmed your own video at home.”    He was also asked his views on tattoos as “a major similarity between rock stars and porn stars.”  Says Phil: “I don’t really know why porn stars get tattoos. I don’t think the occupation has too much to do with that. People who have tattoos will tell you it’s a lifestyle, and has nothing to do with occupation. Personally, I love tattoos on women and porn stars. The more the better.”